District Disaster Management Plan of Bongaigaon District (2011-2012)
Bongaigaon District is one of the western most district of Assam having an
area of 1725.29 sq. Km. created in the year 1989 curving out erstwhile Goalpara,
Kokrajhar district later on some areas of Bongaigaon Sadar and Bijni Subdivision
become the part of Chirang District. The Bongaigaon district is bounded by Goalpara
on the South, Dhubri on the West, Chirang on the North and Barpeta on the East. It
extends from 26º 28´ N lat. to 26º 54´ N lat. and 89º E log. to 90º 90´ E longitude. In
spite of its small size, Bongaigaon district becomes one of the leading districts of
Assam. This district has sufficient potentialities of its own which remain mostly
hidden and untapped. Different valuable natural endowments are within the
possession of this district. Like other districts of Assam, Bongaigaon district is also
frequently visited by different types of natural and man-made hazards/ disasters e.g.
flood, bank erosion, earthquake, storm, fire, pollution, accidents, etc.